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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries

The collection of European paintings from the Renaissance and mannerist period is not large but is distinguished by works of high quality. The major work in this group, an altarpiece by Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci), is the largest painting by this artist in North America and was the subject of a recent colloquium titled “Who Wielded the Paintbrush?” (March 2006). An international group of scholars discussed the painting’s attribution and its relationship to other works by Perugino and his most accomplished pupils.


Some highlights with entries from the Hood collection catalogue European Art at Dartmouth:

Albrecht Bouts, Crown of Thorns, about 1452/55-1549

Denys Calvaert, The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, about 1570-73

Master of the Legend of the Magdalen, Virgin and Child, about 1490

Perugino and Workshop, Virgin and Child with Saints, about 1497-1500

Gherardo Starnina, The Dormition of the Virgin, about 1405-10

Last Updated: 5/13/09